During the Board of Education’s meeting Monday night held on Zoom, over 50 community members voiced their opinions regarding the Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills Mascot and nickname. Community members were able to call-in to the meeting during comments from the public.
Alumni, current students, parents, and faculty members urged the district to remove the Indian head as PV’s mascot. After the removal of the schools’ mascots was approved, many expressed their opinions on Twitter and Instagram. Comments from the meeting and Twitter are listed below.
Real leaders have the courage to move forward with time, instead of being stuck in the past. I'd like to thank the current leadership of my alma mater for listening to the true voices of reason, and finally removing this symbol of shame.
— Kelleigh O'Hara (@kelleighohara83) June 23, 2020
I loved my time at PV b/c of the people I met, the relationships I made, and memories I created in a community that, while far from perfect, always made me feel welcomed, I’m happy I can now share that pride with others without being ashamed of the racist mascot our school had
— Emilio (@emiquev7) June 23, 2020